Feature CD Of The Week: Pete Pedersen's "Some of These Days, Some of Those Days"
For Release: January 26, 2015
Review by Malvin Massey, Jr., 1/26/2015
The Feature CD of the Week is a reach back to the past. It features one of the greatest
chromatic harmonica players of our time.
Contemporary guys such as Hendrick Meurkens, Billy Gibson, and Toots Theielmans are
keeping the legacy of jazz harmonica alive, but Pete Pedersen was one of the best.
He was a local guy when this album - Some of These Days, Some of Those Days - was released in 2001. In his story, that is just a footnote.
Pedersen's career began in the harmonica world of Bora Minevitch, and he was always
well-known to harmonica aficionados. His music is legendary because he puts just the
right touch on every tune, and he flows through melodies with a smooth and compelling
This album was recorded in Memphis, and features some of the Bluff City's most famous
Jaine Rodack has written a book that tells the whole fascinating story of Pete Pedersen
titled Be of Good Cheer: Memories of Harmonica Legend Pete Pedersen. It is a good read, just as this CD is great to listen to.
This re-introduction of Pete Pedersen will make for some really unique sounds as Feature
of the Week.